Associate - Competition & Trade - 3PQE
Job Description Excellent opportunity for a Competition & Trade Associate to advance their career at a highly regarded, future facing law firm based in Edinburgh. Increase your chances of reaching the interview stage by reading the complete job description and applying promptly. About the role The Competition and Trade team consists of over 20 competition lawyers and is part of the wider international CMS Competition Group consisting of more than 180 competition lawyers worldwide. CMS' Competition and Trade team advises on a broad range of matters including competition enforcement issues, merger control, public procurement, State Aid, and regulatory matters. The team recently won 'Competition Team of the Year' at the Legal Business Awards 2020 and is looking to expand its offering in Edinburgh, with a particular focus on public procurement and State Aid work. The team works with clients across a range of sectors, including the public sector and utilities, construction and infrastructure, lifesciences, technology and media and financial services. Our clients are based in Scotland, the rest of the UK and internationally. The role is varied and will involve advising on: public procurement (both contentious and non-contentious) State Aid competition compliance regulatory investigations merger control About you The right candidate will be either Scots and/or E&W qualified with at least 3yrs PQE. In addition to competition experience, the successful candidate should have a strong interest in public procurement work, ideally with an EU law and/or public sector background. The successful candidate will also: have experience in public procurement have excellent communication and drafting skills have strong commercial acumen and business development skills be self-motivated and a team player About us CMS is an international law firm with leading businesses throughout Europe, The Middle East, Asia and beyond. We create sustainable and rewarding futures for our clients, our people and our communities. Ranked as the world's 5th largest law firm by lawyer headcount and 6th largest in the UK by revenue, CMS works with clients in over 40 countries from 70 offices worldwide. CMS is well equipped to help our clients face the future with confidence. We are driven by technology and readily embrace the possibilities it opens up for developing new and better ways of delivering legal services. And we recruit, value and nurture top talent. Our Benefits We offer a range of benefits to our employees Benefits include but are not limited to the following: - 25 days annual leave - Flexible working opportunities - Flexible holiday purchase - Private Medical Health Insurance - Pensions package - Health & wellbeing incentives - Cycle to work scheme - Individual office perks Equal opportunities CMS is committed to promoting equal opportunities in employment, to not only adhere to current employment law, but to harness the full potential of our staff and ensure that all individuals are treated fairly and with respect. To meet this aim CMS endeavours to treat all staff and job applicants equally, on the basis of merit and the ability to do their job. Everybody will be treated equally regardless of race, colour, age, religion or belief, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital or civil partner status, ethnic or national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, and pregnancy or maternity status ("Protected Characteristics"). Click here to see our Equal Opportunities statement. All job applicants will be treated fairly and judged solely on their merits. If you have a disability which is likely to affect you adversely within the application process, please let us know (as soon as you feel comfortable to do so) so that we can consider whether we can make any adjustments to the process that will allow you to be considered fairly for the role. How to apply If you are interested please apply online. If you have any queries please contact Holly Woodhouse, Talent Acquisition Advisor via email at , for more information. Please note that CMS have a preferred agency panel in place. Only applications submitted via the portal at the point of instruction will be accepted.
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